Stuart’s machines tell him he is the programmer with the ultimate solution that can stave off this bleak decade only he can imagine. As 2014 comes to an end, Stuart is locked in a race with the big five of computing, struggling to be the one to deliver the first augmented reality contact lens.
He begins to fold under the pressure, the endless coding and his never ending failures as the lenses─dubbed PLENZES─begin to take shape and functionality. Stuart slowly succumbs to the paranoia, desperation and maybe a little too much time alone with his software, his machines and his wife.
Soon, Googling for information is to be a thing of the past. Much like books and email, Google will fade, a thing only old people still use. Your PLENZES tell you what you need to know before you need to know it. Or so Stuart’s machines tell him...
The PLENZES’ augmented reality is a live, direct yet indirect, view of your now virtual environment. Your PLENZES provide you with real time alerts to danger, fun, sex, excitement, breaking information your career can’t do with out and for Stuart and his wife at times, it’s too good to be true.
The years go by and Stuart and his wife become less and less a part of this world and more and more a part of the PLENZE network. They both begin to wonder; are the PLENZES the way to freedom in the dystopian future his software predicts? Or is Stuart being manipulated by an outside force and the cause of all this to come?
PLENZES – Augmented Reality Augmented Insanity is a novella about our fascination with technology, our dependence on answers provided by machines, the terror and the hope that comes in a unique look into a place not too far from this world, from this time and from Stuart Pauls.
Chris Lang was one of the first to write a digital book in 1999 and since has written his first fictional short story "PLENZES: Augmented Reality Augmented Insanity" in 2012. Chris followed PLENZES with TOM - Dreams Of Horror in January of 2014 and is about to release his first full novel: PLENZES - Birth Of The Machines, this fall.
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Born in Toledo, Ohio, in 1963, to a working class family in a very different world than the one we live in now, Chris has been a musician, a cook and then a chef and a restaurateur. Having owned the corner store, he has also watched the corner store disappear into today's corporate ruled world.
In 1999 he left his 15 year cooking career behind and bought a computer, then found himself building his first website 4 days later. Yes, Chris is a full fledged tech geek and an entrepreneur.
Chris originally built his reputation initially as an expert on social networking and social bookmarking. In 2008 Jack Humphrey named Chris Lang the "Nostradamus of Google" for his uncanny ability to predict Google's future moves.
You can learn more about Chris Lang's vision of many futures here:
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Chris Lang and Margie D. Casados currently make their home together in Denver, Colorado...